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Re: Sun Java available from non-free

On Wed, 2006-05-17 at 23:09 -0700, Don Armstrong wrote:
> >     (c) you do not combine, configure or distribute the Software to
> >     run in conjunction with any additional software that implements
> >     the same or similar functionality or APIs as the Software;
> This means that we can't distribute eclispse or anything else which
> implements part of the Java API (or if you're going to read this
> clause as broadly as possible,[1] things like perl which implement
> similar functionality in that perl is an implementation of a cross
> platform language Perl.)

I guess it hinges on the definition of "in conjunction".

I read this clause as meaning that you can't create a hybrid that
uses the Sun javac with gjc jars.


Ron Johnson, Jr.
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